Sunday, 19 February 2017

Soft Porn Sunday: Lisa Boyle & Jonathan Slater

Boobs! Read the post for more boobs!
Occasionally (in fact, more than occasionally, given my memory's seemingly large capacity) I see a film late at night and remember, if not the entire thing, then at least the basic plot, or the main star. Or, failing all that, at least one sex scene. In a lot of cases, in fact, I remember most of it. However, I've only ever seen this film once, and even since then only one of the sex scenes, so please excuse my memory for being a little sketchy.

Why am I doing this scene? Simple. I think it's really hot.

Appearance: Pray for Power (2001)
Characters: Heather Leighton & Neil Soloman

Given the nature of soft porn lighting, it's actually genuinely quite difficult to divine the name of the male lead actor here, since Christopher Roblee and Charley Broderick (aka "him out of American Hustle") are in it too. I'm going to assume, however naïvely, that the actor here is Jonathan Slater, playing character Neil Soloman.

Why? Because he's also in Leaving Scars (1997), which also stars Lisa Boyle, is made by the same production company, and is basically the same concept, if not the entire same movie: soft porn dressed as an action thriller. Lisa Boyle is a badass with a gun, some stuff happens with money and people pursuing people, there's some questionable dialogue and she sleeps with someone at at least one point. It happens in The Night That Never Happened (1997), it happens in Leaving Scars, and it happens here.

Hey, if it works...

Lots of hair, a sultry look and a bra.
Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway, this scene features Lisa Boyle as Heather and probably Jonathan Slater as Neil. Boyle, a softcore mainstay of whom Mr. Skin says "is so hot it should be illegal" - although I'm not sure exactly how that works - is experienced enough to know how to do a sex scene, whether playing a teenage girl or a running action heroine who happens to be naked a lot, so one would think she knows what she's doing. By the time four seconds have elapsed, she's in the process of taking her bra off, so I think that's a safe assumption.

This scene is fairly sequential - even episodic. One could even make a list:

Heather takes her top off;
Heather takes her bra off;
Heather takes Neil's trousers off;
Neil takes Heather's trousers off;
SEX!

The scene doesn't show either of them taking off their underwear, although she's wearing sexy knickers and he's wearing boxers from GAP (overtly - maybe there's a deal going on?) and jumps straight to the sex at around the 00:38 mark. It gets in some kisses and some disrobing, but I think it knows its main focus, which is pleasing enough in itself.

At this point the drums start.

Lisa Boyle's actually very pretty when you see her up close.

I should mention the music, really. There's a recurring plinky piano motif which is repeated on a loop throughout the entire scene - nothing special, just a few notes, but just as you start to get used to it (it's quite soporific; I could sleep to this...), someone on an electric guitar plays a few chords. Right at the instant the actual simulated sex happens, the drums kick in - it's very nicely timed, even if (after a few powerful beats) there's nothing but an extra rhythm along with the motif!

I'm assuming this is meant to be, to some extent, relatively passionate sex, even romantic. There's a
Help! They've put Miley Cyrus in soft porn!
lot of closeups featuring kisses (and even tongues), and a lot of the sex happens in the missionary position. Heather's hands, laid gently on Neil's arse, are holding him in place, and after a while (and some more kisses), so are her legs, which she wraps around him while he thrusts away, running her hands up and down his back. It's nothing special, but it kind of works - there's certainly a closeness implied here, even if Lisa Boyle is doing much more to imply it than Slater is.


Oh, hai more drums and somebody pratting about with a slide guitar.

Just after a minute in and the scene changes (in fact, it actually gets a little brighter). In a wider shot of the room they're in - don't get excited, it's just a room - they switch... gradually, although there's some ficker-lickin' good stuff first... to the astride position.

Riding, with boobs.
And this is the bit I remember. We get a number of different shots her, but they all manage to feature Lisa's tits in some way. We get them from behind, we get them from a full-body shot, we get Slater kissing them, we get them from the side, we even get a nice close-up of Slater sliding his hands between them, with a couple of what seem to be erect nipples. For the final minute, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: boobs.

That's about it. Heather throws her head back (lolz! orgasm?!) and we fade to black over another off guitar ululation.

I really like this - it's short, but there's a lot of skin, and a healthy amount of boobs, and Lisa Boyle is
Head back. Boobs.
an incredibly beautiful woman. It's not corny and it's quite intended to be sweet, or at least passionate. And it's a respite from the plot - which, from what I can remember - is utter nonsense. It's a good sex scene overall, and I think it works. Works for me, anyway.


However, there is one thing which is much, much better than everything else in this scene put together: it's the music... or, more specifically, the music when sped up. Original speed, it fits the scene, okay, fine. Speed everything up 100% and it sounds almost exactly like it would fit the African chants from the end of The Lion King. Another 100% and it sounds like it would fit better in a video game, maybe something water-themed from a Zelda title. Another 100% and we get some fast, repeated beats, over which you could lay down some samples and lyrics and get a pretty decent electropop song. Another 100% and... well... then it gets messy. Still, that's four speedups and it works in a different way each time, so that's something.

Soft porn! Kisses, skin, boobs, sex and UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE MUSIC! Is there anything it can't do?

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